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USDA Crop Progress Report - Corn Planting Almost Complete.

The USDA released the weekly Crop Progress Report and some of the highlights were:

The farmers have had the hammer down and U.S. corn planting is getting near the end.

As of Sunday, the USDA reports 85% of this year’s crop is planted, compared to 71% a year ago and the five year average of 75%. 56% of corn has emerged, compared to 40% on average.

45% of soybeans are planted, compared to 31% last year and 36% on average, while 13% has emerged, compared to 12% on average. 68% of the winter wheat crop has headed, compared to 56% on average, and 45% of the crop is rated good to excellent, up 1% on the week.

94% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 47% a year ago and 65% on average, and 67% has emerged, compared to 38% on average. In the first rating of the season, 65% of spring wheat is in good to excellent condition.

57% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, 1% higher than a week ago and 13% more than a year ago.

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